High Country Snows

High Country Snows

by Dan Fogelberg


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A couple of years after the pop hits stopped, Dan Fogelberg took this detour down the bluegrass/traditional acoustic music road. The result is a fine collection of mostly original songs, an album that holds up better than much of his earlier, better-known work. Accompanied by some of Nashville's top studio aces, Fogelberg sings of the California gold rush in the beautiful "Sutter's Mill," accompanies Doc Watson, Jerry Douglas and David Grisman on the instrumental bluegrass workout "Wolf Creek," and leads his all-star group speeding through several other bluegrass-flavored rave-ups. There's a touch of gospel here as well, with Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs pitching in on vocal harmonies. By the time of this album's release in the mid-'80s, pop radio was no longer playing the music of mellow singer/songwriters like Fogelberg, but the lovely ballad "Go Down Easy" found some airplay on contemporary country stations. Although the set-closing "The Higher You Climb" is a too-long slow drag similar to some of the singer's earlier overblown productions, High Country Snows is a surprising musical high point for Dan Fogelberg.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972407524
catalogNumber: 724075
Rank: 21866

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dan Fogelberg   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Hand Clapping
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Guitar,Vocals
Ricky Skaggs   Violin,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Chris Hillman   Mandolin,Vocals
Doc Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Dianne Davidson   Background Vocals
Tracy Nelson   Background Vocals
Anita Ball   Background Vocals
Jim Buchanan   Fiddle,Violin
Vince Gill   Guitar,Tenor (Vocal),High Tenor Vocal
Emory Gordy   Bass
David Grisman   Mandolin,Mandola
Michael Hanna   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Russ Kunkel   Drums,Tambourine,Hand Clapping
Herb Pedersen   Banjo,Bass (Vocal),Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Perkins   Pedal Steel Guitar
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Dan Murakami   Hand Clapping
David Briggs   Piano

Technical Credits

Dan Fogelberg   Producer
Marty Lewis   Producer,Engineer
Ron Larson   Art Direction

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